Al Gore to the tech world: Help me fix the climate crisis

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 08:14:13 PM. 'Everything is at stake,' says the former US vice president, but the right technology can help turn the fate of the planet around.
Al Gore delivers a speech during the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon. Tech is already making the world a better place. It is helping refugees integrate into society, it is empowering people with disabilities, and connecting communities. Al Gore believes it can been instrumental in reversing climate change. "My purpose here is to recruit you to be part of the solution to the climate crisis," he told the audience at Web Summit -- Europe's biggest tech conference -- in Lisbon on Thursday. "You can have a bigger impact than practically any other group in the entire world." It's the latest pitch by the former US vice president as he continues his mission to protect the environment. Gore, the man behind the award-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" and chairman of Generation Investment Management, an investment fund focused on sustainable companies, believes change is coming. Artificial intelligence, machine learning and the internet of things are trends that Gore said will help future generations more easily preserve the planet. "Our world is now in the early stages of a sustainability revolution... that has the speed of the digital revolution," he said. Energized about energy An area where tech is making a real impact is in making alternative sources of energy, including solar, battery storage and wind farms, more viable. When it comes to the generation of electricity, the cost of solar power has fallen so fast that it is now significantly cheaper in many parts of the world...Read more
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